NATIONAL ANTI DOPING AGENCY (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Gov Agencies)

News-CRUX-10     31st January 2024        
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Context: The National Anti-Doping Agency of India (NADA India) and the National Council of Education & Training (NCERT) joined together to host a live session on "Preserving Fair Play: A Stand Against WADA's Prohibited Substances."

National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)

  • About: NADA was established by the Government of India with the goal of serving as an independent Anti-Doping Organization for India, with a vision of fostering drug-free sports.
  • Found: It was officially formed as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 in November 2005.
  • Nodal Ministry: Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Objective: To enforce anti-doping regulations in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code and oversee the doping control program. To actively promote education, research, and awareness initiatives aimed at addressing the issue of doping and its detrimental consequences.

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

  • Set up: In November 1999 under the International Olympic Committee.
  • Recognised by: UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport (2005).
  • Headquarters: Montreal, Canada
  • Objective: To create, align, and synchronize anti-doping regulations and policies universally, encompassing all sports and nations.
  • Key Activities: Engaging in scientific and social science research.

oProviding education on anti-doping measures.